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It’s known that engaging in exercise, creative or social pursuits has a positive impact on people’s health and wellbeing.
For this reason, NHS and Local Authorities occasionally offer these activities through ‘Social Prescriptions’, such as gym membership or ‘Arts on prescription’.
Even where formal ‘Social Prescriptions’ aren’t available, there are usually a wide range of activities on offer in local communities with a number of them funded by either Local Authorities, charities or voluntary organisations.
These may include: walking groups, dance classes, knitting, fishing, cookery and many more.
A safe space for young people to meet, and access support. For ages 11-19 at the Crafty Fox Café ‘n’ Hub. Friday Afternoons from 4.00-6.00pm (Term Time only)
Includes games, arts, crafts and workshops around issues affecting young people. For more info contact Tina on 07584 573343 or email@example.com
In the middle of the Foxhole Rd shops, a community space run by local volunteers for the community of the Foxhole area in Paignton. Everyone is welcome in our comfortable and safe space. A place for friendship, information, support and encouragement. The Cafe offers hot and cold drinks as well as homemade cakes. The Hub part of the Cafe is a place for information, advice, activities and services. Contact us on 01803 669005 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Nina Cooper, the Blatchcome Community Builder is based here too. Community Builders get people to look at what they can offer and at what’s out there in their neighbourhood - it’s about people and about relationships between them - email her on email@example.com or phone 07929 335915
A lottery funded project, to celebrate life, enable older people (50+) to realise the value and purpose of their life and reconnect people with their community. Phone 01803 212638 or 07929 335915 (Nina Cooper) to see how we can help you.
The Great Parks Community Centre is a venue and home for the local residents of the Blatchcombe neighbourhood. We provide activities, groups, projects and volunteering opportunities for all age groups. Through these and working together as a community we aim to prevent social isolation, have a positive impact on anti-social behaviour, and influence healthy lifestyles within an area of deprivation. Contact Steven on firstname.lastname@example.org 07894 018977 or 01803 524903
Youth Club (11-25yrs) on Thursday evenings 7-9pm, Soup & Roll (£1.50!) Wednesday 12-2pm, Lego Club (for U14s) Monday 6-7.30pm, Crafts Club Wednesday 9am-12pm, Bambinos Toddler Group Tuesdays 11am-1pm.
Located in the heart of Paignton this is a leisure centre offering a 33m swimming pool, 75 station gym, sports hall, 4 squash courts, and a friendly onsite café.
Growing Connections – a food growing project creating magical garden areas, range of fun activities from bake-offs to seed swaps, picnics, foraging and wild flower trails.
A new list of mood-boosting books. Most of the books have been recommended by people who have been diagnosed with cancer. In general the books are not specifically about cancer but have been recommended as books that people found mood-boosting before or after treatment.
Compass House Medical Centre
Tel: 01803 855897
2 Langdon Lane
46A Dartmouth Road
37 Totnes Road
Paignton TQ4 5LA
Paignton, TQ4 7SH
Phone: 01803 558257
67 Foxhole Road
Paignton TQ3 3TB
Phone: 01803 556403
266-268 Torquay Road
Paignton, TQ3 2EZ
Telephone: 01803 553558
17 New Road
Paignton TQ5 8NA
Tel: 01803 852731 or 01803 853153
52 Fore Street,
Brixham, TQ5 8DZ
01803 853 368
Monday to Friday: 9am-5:30pm Saturday: 9am-1pm Sunday: Closed
6 Bolton Street,
Brixham, TQ5 9DE
01803 854 973
Monday to Friday: 8:30am-5:30pm Saturday: 8:30am-2pm Sunday: Closed
Cherrybrook Square, Hookhills Rd
Paignton TQ4 7LY
01803 843 479
1 Churston Broadway, Dartmouth Road
Paignton TQ4 6LE
01803 824 744
46b Dartmouth Road,
Paignton TQ4 5AQ
01803 555 235
Monday: 8:30am-8pm Tuesday to Friday: 8:30am-6pm Saturday: 9am-11:30am Sunday: Closed
99 Foxhole Road,
Paignton TQ3 3SU
01803 555 6958
Monday to Friday: 9am-6pm
266-276 Torquay Road
Preston, Paignton TQ3 2HW
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 8:30am-6:30pm
Wednesday, Friday: 8:30am-8pm
237 Torquay Road
Preston, Paignton TQ3 2HW
Monday to Friday: 9am-5:30pm
11 Palace Avenue,
Paignton TQ3 3EF
01803 559 446
Monday to Friday: 9am-6:30pm Saturday: 9am-5:30pm Sunday: Closed
Paignton TQ4 7PE
01803 698 588
Monday to Friday: 7am-11pm Saturday: 7am-10pm Sunday: 10am-4pm
Compass House Medical Centres,
King Street, Brixham TQ5 9TF
01803 883 903
Monday to Friday: 9am-6pm Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed
Churchill Court, Bolton Street
Brixham TQ5 9DW
Monday to Friday: 8am-6pm Saturday: 9am-1pm Sunday: Closed
9 New Road,
Brixham TQ5 8LZ
01803 883 318
Monday to Friday: 8:30am-6pm Saturday: 9am-1pm Sunday: Closed
1-5 Palace Avenue,
Paignton TQ3 3EF
01803 559 015
Monday to Friday: 9am-5:30pm Saturday: 9am-5pm Sunday: Closed
Medical Care when we are closed
NON-EMERGENCY: Have a look at out "Get health information" page. Alternatively, call 111 for non-urgent medical advice.
MINOR INJURIES: We do not provide a minor injuries service. You should attend A&E or a local minor iunjuries unit. The LIVE WAITING times for these services are listed here.
EMERGENCY: Dial 999 or go to your nearest A&E Department (you must not dial 999 for anything other than an emergency)
If you do need to attend the emergency department at Torbay Hospital please read this leaflet.